Contemplating Winter’s Arrival

It’s been a long time since I lived through a Maine winter. I’ve accepted my reality, purchased some Bean boots and migrated my exercise regiment from my neighborhood streets to my neighborhood yoga studio.

I will not, however, give up on beach walks. There is nothing better than the sunshine on your face, even if it’s the only part peeking out from all the layers!







Fika Swedish Kitchen – Manly

Fika Swedish Kitchen in Manly is a breath of fresh air for the Sydney food scene, which is currently overrun with locals take on American burgers, BBQ  and Mexican. Fisk is hedging it’s bets on authentic Swedish food, and my money is on them too! Clean flavors, fresh ingredients and a little laneway, beachside location has all the makings for a great cafe! They do breakfast & lunch daily, and dinner Wednesday to Saturday. Add in a name of the day & it’s all fun and games! Today’s Nameday: Kyndelsmässodagen (what are the odds?)

Fika Swedish Kitchen in Manly


Tina at Fika

daisies and cutlery

Lunch for TwoBeetroot & Potato Hash Skagen --Shrimp SandwichGingerbread Cookies

Fisk Swedish Kitchen
5b Market Lane, Manly

Spit to Manly Walk

One of the best kept secrets in Sydney is the Spit to Manly walk, which goes from the Spit Bridge in Mosman to the wharf in Manly. Around 10 kilometres through bushland, beachfronts and hillsides, this 3-4 hour walk is a great opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Sydney. Start early to avoid the midday heat and pack lots of water and snacks since it will really just be you and mother nature out there! Bring along some sunscreen and your bathing suit so you stop off at one or more of the gorgeous beaches along the way. Check out the Manly Council site for more information and put your walking shoes on! You might make a few scaly friends along the way and be sent back in time via artworks in the rocks by the original people of Manly. If you need a reward besides swimming and nature to get you through the walk, there is beer and ice cream at the end! Explore Sydney!

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